The City of Austin regulates taxicab rates. These rates apply to all taxicab
companies and all drivers. The current meter rate is $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile plus $0.40 for each additional 1/6 mile.
Waiting time is $29.00 per hour.
By city ordinance, there is a minimum
price for trips that orginate from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). It is set at the value of a 4 mile trip
(currently $13.10). Also per city ordinance, trips which originate at the airport are subject to a $1 surcharge. There is
no additional charge for extra passengers. As many as four passengers may ride for the price of one passenger.
Please note: Drivers are independent contractors. They are not employed by a cab
company; they work for themselves. Tips are at the discretion of the customer.
- Flag Pull (entry) for the first 1/6 mile: $2.50
- Each additional 1/6 mile: $0.40
per mile after 1st mile: $2.40
time per minute: $0.483
- Wait time per
- Minimum for Trips Orginating
From Airport: $13.10
- Surcharge for trips
originating from Austin Bergstrom International Airport: $1.00
- Surcharge per passenger for trips taking place 9pm-4am: $1.00